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A.J. Ellis

35-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2016 Stats

AVG

.216

HR

1

RBI

8

R

7

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ellis rebounded offensively in 2015, batting a solid .238/.355/.403 in 217 plate appearances. His line included seven home runs and Ellis fared well in the playoffs, making him a valuable big league b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 222   DOB: 4/9/1981   BORN: Cape Girardeau, MO   COLLEGE: Austin Peay   DRAFTED: 18th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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A.J. Ellis Contract Information:

Signed a one-year $4.5 million deal with the Dodgers in December 2015.

April 26, 2016  –  A.J. Ellis News

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A.J. Ellis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 25 AA JAC 82 314 252 34 62 10 9 1 0 21 2 0 53 53 3 3 3 .246 .379 .290 .669
2007 26 AA JAC 110 430 357 59 96 32 22 2 8 57 1 4 60 61 1 4 8 .269 .382 .409 .791
2008 27 AAA LAS 84 337 274 44 88 25 17 4 4 59 0 2 50 44 2 3 8 .321 .436 .456 .892
2008 27 MAJ LAD 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 28 AAA ALB 90 360 283 48 88 15 13 2 0 38 2 2 64 44 4 6 3 .311 .435 .371 .806
2009 28 MAJ LAD 8 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
2010 29 AAA ALB 18 76 61 11 16 6 5 1 0 7 1 0 13 12 1 0 1 .262 .400 .377 .777
2010 29 MAJ LAD 44 128 108 6 30 5 5 0 0 16 0 0 14 18 4 1 1 .278 .363 .324 .687
2011 30 AAA ALB 59 248 184 36 56 17 15 0 2 28 0 1 50 23 6 1 7 .304 .467 .418 .885
2011 30 MAJ LAD 31 103 85 8 23 4 1 1 2 11 0 1 14 16 1 0 3 .271 .392 .376 .768
2012 31 MAJ LAD 133 505 423 44 114 34 20 1 13 52 0 0 65 107 6 4 7 .270 .373 .414 .787
2013 32 A+ RAN 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 32 MAJ LAD 115 448 390 43 93 28 17 1 10 52 0 2 45 78 4 6 3 .238 .318 .364 .682
2014 33 AAA ALB 2 6 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 1.000 1.500
2014 33 MAJ LAD 93 347 283 21 54 12 9 0 3 25 0 0 53 57 3 4 4 .191 .323 .254 .577
2015 34 MAJ LAD 63 217 181 24 43 16 9 0 7 21 0 0 32 38 3 0 1 .238 .355 .403 .758
2016 35 MAJ LAD 13 42 37 7 8 2 1 0 1 8 0 0 4 6 1 0 0 .216 .293 .324 .617
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3-Year Averages     90 335 284 29 63 17 11 0 6 32 0 0 43 57 3 3 2 .222 .325 .324 .649
Career  (View All)     504 1,803 1,520 154 366 101 62 3 36 186 0 3 227 323 22 15 19 .241 .344 .357 .700

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A.J. Ellis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 28 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 27 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .293 .324 .617
Apr. 26 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 25 Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .316 .353 .669
Apr. 24 @Col 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .314 .355 .669
Apr. 23 @Col 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .333 .627
Apr. 22 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .192 .459
Apr. 20 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 17 SF Did not play.
Apr. 16 SF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .296 .217 .513
Apr. 15 SF 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .269 .217 .486
Apr. 14 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .227 .150 .377
Apr. 13 Ari Did not play.
Apr. 12 Ari 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .398
Apr. 10 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 9 @SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .133 .321
Apr. 8 @SF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Apr. 7 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 6 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347
Apr. 5 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 4 @SD 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Last 7 Days 11 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .636 1.000
Last 14 Days 20 5 5 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .348 .450 .798
Last 30 Days 37 7 8 1 0 1 8 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .293 .324 .617

A.J. Ellis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 12
2015 62
2014 92
2013 113
2012 131
2011 29
2010 43
2009 7

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A.J. Ellis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016164020.188.250.528
201577145100.260.519.913
2014657280.215.323.711

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016213160.238.381.685
2015104102110.221.317.642
2014218141170.183.234.535

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016143010.214.286.639
20158713370.253.425.794
20141187080.169.186.497

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016234170.217.348.598
201594114140.223.383.725
2014165143170.206.303.635
A.J. Ellis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 25 AA JAC 314 252 16.9% 16.9% 1.00 79% .312 .044
2007 26 AA JAC 430 357 14% 14.2% 0.98 83% .306 .140
2008 27 AAA LAS 337 274 14.8% 13.1% 1.14 84% .372 .135
2008 27 MAJ LAD 3 3 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% .000 .000
2009 28 AAA ALB 360 283 17.8% 12.2% 1.45 84% .368 .060
2009 28 MAJ LAD 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .111 .000
2010 29 AAA ALB 76 61 17.1% 15.8% 1.08 80% .327 .115
2010 29 MAJ LAD 128 108 10.9% 14.1% 0.78 83% .333 .046
2011 30 AAA ALB 248 184 20.2% 9.3% 2.17 88% .340 .114
2011 30 MAJ LAD 103 85 13.6% 15.5% 0.88 81% .313 .105
2012 31 MAJ LAD 505 423 12.9% 21.2% 0.61 75% .333 .144
2013 32 A+ RAN 7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .000 .000
2013 32 MAJ LAD 448 390 10% 17.4% 0.58 80% .275 .126
2014 33 AAA ALB 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .333 .600
2014 33 MAJ LAD 347 283 15.3% 16.4% 0.93 80% .229 .063
2015 34 MAJ LAD 217 181 14.7% 17.5% 0.84 79% .265 .165
2016 35 MAJ LAD 42 37 9.5% 14.3% 0.67 84% .233 .108
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3-Year Averages     335 284 12.8% 17% 0.75 80% .258 .102
Career     1,803 1,520 12.6% 17.9% 0.70 79% .284 .116

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2016 Stat Review for A.J. Ellis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.216 AVG
TERRIBLE
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.233 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.324 SLG
TERRIBLE
.108 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
9.5% BB Rate
GOOD
14.3% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.617 OPS
TERRIBLE
.293 OBP
POOR

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A.J. Ellis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellis is back in the lineup Thursday, batting seventh and catching pitcher Ross Stripling.

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Ellis is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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Ellis is out of Thursday's lineup against the Giants.

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Ellis is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, batting eighth.

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Ellis is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

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Ellis signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Dodgers on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Ellis is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the Dodgers' NLDS matchup with the Mets.

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Ellis went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in a 2-0 win over Colorado on Wednesday.

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Ellis made his third start in four games Tuesday against the Giants and went 2-for-4 to raise his like to .238/.364/.381.

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Ellis (knee) has been reinstated from the 15-day DL.

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Ellis (knee) resumed running the bases Sunday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Ellis went down with a torn meniscus in his left knee a week into the season, and he lasted just eight games upon his return in mid-May before being forced back onto the disabled list with an ankle sprain. The catcher position was a black hole for Los Angeles in his absence, with the likes of Tim Federowicz, Miguel Olivo and Drew Butera all failing to provide even serviceable production, and while Ellis was able to stay healthy over the final three months of the season, he too gave the Dodgers very little offensive spark. In 197 second-half plate appearances, Ellis hit just .175/.287/.253 with three homers, though he did draw 25 walks against 29 strikeouts, resulting in a career-best 15.3% walk rate for the season. Ellis' value will take a hit in 2015, as Yasmani Grandal was acquired from the Padres in the Matt Kemp deal to take over the starting job behind the plate for the Dodgers.

2014

Ellis took a bit of a step back in 2013, batting .238/.318/.364 and dropping 105 points of OPS from 2012. He displayed excellent plate discipline again with a 10.0 percent walk rate, and his 10 home runs were in line with expectations, but a drop in his BABIP from .333 to .275 led to the sub-.240 average. He's in line to be the team's starter in 2014, but Ellis will turn 33 soon after the season begins, so unless he picks things up in the first half, don't be surprised to see the Dodgers look to upgrade behind the plate.

2013

Ellis had a solid first full season at the ripe old age of 31, showing more power than expected with 13 home runs and finishing with a .270/.373/.414 line in 133 games. He's always shown the ability to get on base, but after failing to hit a single home run from 2009-2010, the power was great to see. Ellis batted just .216 in September, but that could have been due to knee soreness that required minor surgery in October. Barring something unexpected, he should be the team's starter again in 2013, though perhaps with slightly fewer at-bats to keep him fresh.

2012

After receiving his fourth cup of big league coffee in 2011, Ellis could be on the verge of at least semi-regular playing time in 2012. In 206 career at-bats, Ellis has a respectable .262/.360/.330 batting line. It also mirrors the skill set he showed on his way up the ladder: strong on-base ability but little power. Ellis homered twice in 31 September at-bats, but at a soon-to-be 31 years old, it's tough to see him developing double-digit home-run power. He'll split time with Matt Treanor and eventually, Tim Federowicz.

2011

Ellis received his largest cup of coffee yet in 2010, batting .278/.363/.324 in 108 at-bats for the Dodgers. The 29-year-old has displayed zero power, even in the minor leagues, so his skill set remains that of a backup catcher. It's a role for which he'll compete coming spring training now that Rod Barajas is in line to serve as the team's starter.

2010

Ellis received a second cup of coffee with the Dodgers in 2009, going 1-for-10 in late-season duty. Long term, the soon-to-be 29-year-old has a possible future as a backup, but the fact he was unable to hit a single home run in 278 Triple-A at-bats last season doesn't bode well for his chances at breaking camp as Russell Martin's backup. His best (and perhaps only) tool is his ability to get on base (.436 Triple-A OBP), and that doesn't do much for fantasy owners.

2009

Ellis has put himself in position to be the Dodgers' No. 2 catcher in 2009 after hitting .321/.436/.456 in 274 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas. Ellis looks to be nothing more than a journeyman, but if the Dodgers are looking for a cheap backup who is actually a threat with the stick, Ellis may be the guy.